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speech to the nation about libya is tonight. >> abc news will provide live coverage about that speech at 7:30 eastern. >> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> get more ne live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> handed over command and taking the case to the american people. -- handing over command. we will have the situation in libya. it's monday morning, thanks for joining us. i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. we will get to meteorologist steve rudin. it is cold out there. >> it is. we have the potential for even more winter weather as we move through the workweek and school week until.
33 at dulles airport 32 in winchester, 28 in cumberland. look at the bottom of your screen. area of low pressure will remain to the south of us today. that will bring confuse sprinkles to fredericksburg in the early morning. not going to amount to noa lot. there could be winter weather tomorrow night. highs today in the low 50's. clearing overnight construction. prince george's county near pennsylvania avenue. and on the beltway at john hanson highway. that is gone. normal on 95 between fredericksburg and baltimore. a good ride between leesburg and tysons on the dulles greenway and the dulles toll road.
270 southbound looks like this, and running smoothly. now to a news. investigators are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a pizza delivery driver. this happened around 8:30 last night in the 6800 block of seat pleasant drive. the man was pronounced dead at the hospital. he worked for domino's pizza and may have been the victim of a robbery. president obama will make his case tonight about the u.s. role in libya. >> nato is ready to take the helm. the libyan rebels are on the offensive now. >> president obama plans to address the nation tonight about libya. expected to say that the u.s. acted quickly to avoid catastrophe.
libyan rebels will say it made a difference. doubles the advanced 350 miles on the weekend. a march toward tripoli that includes the hometown of gaddafi. the rebels tried this before, but they were pushed back. now they have the backing of nato, which announced yesterday it is taking over coalition military operations. >> nato will command all aspects of the u.n. resolution. >> nato's increased role means the u.s. hand over of control. defense secretary gates says the military missions are to a large extent completed. >> we have prevented the large- scale slaughter that was beginning to take place and has taken place in some places. >> critics say the administration has given mixed messages. >> on one hand they say is humanitarian and on the other they say gaddafi must go. >> gaddafi has to go.
the president has been consistent on that. >> many in congress have called for the cost and for the u.s. explanation. they will get a briefing from defense secretary gates this week and secretary clinton. >> the president will address the nation at 7:30 tonight and we will play that live on abc 7 news. mounting problems hampering efforts to stabilize the prices that -- at the crippled japanese nuclear power plant. they are trying to remove radioactive water. the operator apologize for overstating a spike in radiation levels at one of the reactors. the u.n. nuclear agency says that prices could last another month. get ready to dig a little deeper for a cab ride in d.c. as of today, a $1 feuel charge
is in effect to offset the high cost of gas for cabdrivers. it will not apply for trips that cross into maryland and virginia. vincent gray will deliver his state of the district address tonight. the speech comes at a difficult time. he has been embroiled in controversy over staff pay and there are allegations that his campaign was rocked in a pay for play scheme. he will speak at eastern high school in northeast d.c. at 6:45. harry and david is preparing for bankruptcy. investors may dial at&t in today's trading. >> linda bell joins us from bloomberg headquarters with those stories and more. happy monday. >> happy monday. one thing investors are watching today, we have looked report on consumer spending. that accounts for 70% of our economy.
economists predict it will show boost for the month of february. we get the march jobs report this friday. stock-index futures indicate gains ahead of this morning's bell. crude oil prices are slightly lower. this is on concern that the european debt crisis is coming back to life. harry and david could file for chapter 11 bankruptcy sometime this morning. the gourmet store had been hurt by the recession as customers cut back on luxury items such as specialty gift baskets. under at&t planning to purchase t-mobile, it will want to cover 95% of the u.s. population what 4g. a financial papers said shares are poised to rise as much as 15% in the next year if the takeover wins approval. live at bloomberg headquarters in new york, linda bell reporting for abc 7 news.
welcome back. i am steve rudin in the belfort furniture weather center. 4:40 on monday. look at the satellite and radar. not going on across -- not a lot going on across the mid- atlantic. area of low pressure to the south. clouds will increase through the morning from fredericksburg solid word we may squeeze out an isolated showers through western virginia, but not the immediate metro. the next 48 hours with d.c. in the center of the screen, there is the system that will pass. skies clear tonight into tomorrow. by wednesday at 8:00 in the morning, look at what is going on at, left side of your screen. blue is snow. we could be looking at another round of snowfall across the
mid-atlantic on tuesday night into wednesday morning. that is worth watching. highs today in the mid to upper 40's. sunshine after noon. the beltway is moving very nicely. no problems in virginia. the hot lanes project is complete for the night. the goodyear fedex field and near andrews air force base and in and out of baltimore on 95. travel times on 270 near father hurley looks good. traffic in centreville near the dulles toll road and the dulles greenway and near the airport looks great. back to you. >> thank you. 4:41 is the time, 33 degrees. >> metro's 35th birthday, the
most popular wish from passengers for the subway. >> you should be careful on the internet. there's a lot of stuff that happens. you don't know who to trust. >> an on-line ga welcome. and ha y baconalia! baconalia? mm-hmm. why, it's the sacred festival of bacon. a celebration of baconian delight. come celebrate a!conalia! we're open to 7 new ways to enjoy bacon. denny's. america's diner is always open.
investigators are looking for the gunman who shot and killed a domino pizza delivery man at 8:30 last night in the 6800 block of seat pleasant drive. the man was pronounced dead at the hospital. he may have been the victim of robbery. president obama is preparing to speak to the nation tonight about the u.s. role in libya. libyan rebels have regained the offensive against gaddafi forces. they advanced 350 miles this weekend. and they retook two key oil towns. vincent gray will give his state of the district address tonight. he has been embroiled in controversy over staffed a and allegations this campaign was involved in a pay for play scheme. a man is accused of forming a relationship with a teenage girl and through an on-line vampire role-playing game.
brad bell has the strange details from stafford. >> they met playing in online vampire fantasy game. in their make-believe worldd they became vampire man and wife and claimed to be in love in real life. the problem is that she was a 14-year-old girl from stafford virginia. he was 28-year-old christopher rodrigues from florida. >> it is creepy. >> you have to keep an eye on what they are doing. >> that is the general reaction in the small town of stafford. last halloween rodriguez road train distaffer to get his girl. the carriage with him sleeping pills that he had crossed into powder. it is alleged that he was planning to a drug the girl's mother so have we did so he
could have time to take her home to miami. she and told her mother and he was arrested. >> i could never imagine a person doing that to a 14-year- old girl. unimaginable. >> it is really bad what happened to her. be careful on the internet. there's a lot of stuff happens. anybody can beat anybody on the internet and you don't know who to trust. -- anybody can be anybody. a plea deal for northern virginia community college student who wanted to kill his teacher. he opened fire in a classroom on the woodbridge campus. he fired two rifle shots at his professor because he was upset about a failing grade. no one was injured. metro is 35 years old.
it's the birthday was yesterday. it is facing some of its biggest challenges including infrastructure problems. and rising problems metro is undergoing a six-year $5 billion rebuilding program and is considering closing early on weekends to save money and to allow more time for maintenance work. >> there has probably been mismanagement and neglect and it's going to take some dollars to put it back together. >> the system is old but it is sold at a time the economy and the country are very stressed. >> videos show a teenager getting into brawls and there are concerns about crime. 153 new safety cameras will be installed as well as more police. it could soon cost more to use toll roads and bridges in maryland. they're planning to raise the
tolls in 2012, 2014, and 2016. polls could jump by 27% in the first round. they need the money to maintain the aging roads and pay rising debt cost. local drivers finding a good on google maps. the search engine says the entire stretch of the intercounty connector is open, but it is not going to be finished until 2012. from germantown to baltimore on google 8 tells you that there is an exit that does not exist. a global spokesperson says the company is working to fix the problem. >>-- google spokesperson. a northern california man was sent to the hospital by a pipe bomb blast. no more explosives were found at the house. investigators are looking for the person responsible for planting a pipe bomb. a poisonous snake is on the
loose at the bronx zoo. it is an egyptian cobra. it disappeared from its inclosure on friday. it is likely hiding somewhere in the reptile house. it has been close to the public in the meantime. once it gets hungry enough, it will emerge, giving workers their best chance to capture it. >> i guess you have to hope that you are right when you say it's probably in the reptile house. >> just don't go to the bronx zoo. monday morning. just like winter outside, 43 degrees. >> a working woman left everything behind the following her dream of opening a bakery.
welcome back. a cold start to our monday morning. 28 in gaithersburg, 34 at reagan national. the same in quantico. quiet and dry right now. to the south of us there is a disturbance that will move to the east and may bring a chance of showers to the south of fredericksburg this morning. the system will clear out rapidly. 8:00 monday morning, here's what it looks like. skies will clear nicely tonight. what's going on to the west of
us, throughout the day tomorrow into wednesday we could be dealing with a wintry weather by wednesday morning especially in the mountains of western maryland. partly to mostly sunny today 46-51. mid to upper 20's tonight with mainly clear skies. 48-53 tomorrow. let's get an update on the rush hour commute. traffic looks pretty quiet right now. metro rail anticipating normal service. beautiful in maryland. dry pavement, moving at speed. this is an example long 270 travel times in our favor going to richmond and to andrews air force base. back to you. >> thank you. many of us have hobbies we would love to turn into a money- making business, but it takes a lot of courage and resources to
start a new company. >> absolutely. after 25 years of dreaming today's working women took her passion for making to the next level. >> in tysons galleria nestled next to upscale department stores is danielle's dessert. the blueberry desert was made fresh on the premises. >> we try to create desserts that help people feel their backs home. >> there's a cocoanut cake, key lime pie, and bread pudding. she uses fresh ingredients and her own recipes. >> a lot of butter. whipping cream vanilla. >> the reward is the sometimes over-the-top reaction from customers.
>> there's nothing i love more than to see people take a bite and say i this is just like what my grandmother used to make. we hear that all the time. a couple people burst into tears. >> last year she left a six- figure job in human resources to follow her dream of opening a bakery shop. to learn the technique from her mother. now she will leave this as a legacy for her daughter and grandson. she has had one day off since opening last april panda's worked 15 hours per day. she is in her mid 50's. she knew this had to happen now or never. >> the economy was not in the best shape but i had to try it. if i don't do it now, i would not have the energy later. >> she hopes to expand and someday open one in maryland and d.c. keep an eye out for that. >> is it wrong to wonder how quickly we could get there and
back? do we have enough time? >> i don't think so. ready for breakfast. 32 degrees 4:56. >> coming up, b blue diamond almonds! more bold flavor! more variety! more value! more of what you want... not what you don't. blue diamond almonds. (play-by-play announcer) it's up and it is... good! more than a snack.